Navigation Links
New screening strategy to prevent cardiovascular complications in sports
Date:12/13/2013

screening process."

The "ideal" pre-participation screening (PPS) protocol in sports is cost-effective, has high diagnostic accuracy and is feasible in large populations. The European PPS protocol consists of personal and family history, physical examination and 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). There is controversy over whether adding echocardiography (ECHO) to the protocol increases the accuracy of screening and is cost-effective.

In the current pilot study, 500 healthy athletes aged 16-32 years (average age 21 5 years) including 446 males and 54 females (8:1) participating in sports like football, athletics, handball, cycling, basketball and gymnastics were examined in 2011-2013. All athletes were screened according to the European PPS protocol. Cardiovascular abnormalities were not detected in any of the athletes.

Conventional ECHO exams (M-mode and 2D modalities) were performed in all athletes. Cardiovascular abnormalities were found in 14 cases (2.8%). Seven (1.4%) had mitral valve prolapse (hemodynamically significant in 1 case), 3 (0.6%) had bicuspid aortic valve (significant aortic stenosis in 1 case) and 4 (0.8%) had myocarditis, myocardial bridging, noncompaction of the left ventricle or coronary artery fistula.

Dr Kisko said: "In 4 athletes the abnormalities we found with conventional ECHO required them to stop sports temporarily or permanently. The standard protocol was not accurate or sensitive enough to pick up potentially life threatening cardiovascular defects. But the addition of M-mode and 2D ECHO exams, which are quick and simple to perform and quite inexpensive, picked up abnormalities in 14 athletes."

He added: "Pre-participation sports screening is not very popular with athletes because they do not want to be excluded from their sport if a cardiac abnormality is found. But when an apparently healthy athlete dies suddenly it is a tragic event which may lead the public to believe that exercise is not
'/>"/>

Contact: Press Office
press@escardio.org
33-622-418-492
European Society of Cardiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Probability of Lung Cancer Overdiagnosis with LDCT Screening Addressed Using NLST Data
2. Computer model suggests genetic breast cancer screening may benefit those at intermediate risk
3. Super Bowl Champions Support Living Heart Foundation HOPE Program Screening and Pro Player Health Alliance Awareness Event In New York
4. The importance of standardizing drug screening studies
5. Special journal issue focuses on imaging screening
6. Background Screening Firm PreCheck Gets Certified Green
7. Living Heart Foundation (LHF) and Screening Team Associate Pro Player Health Alliance Launch LHF HOPE Super Bowl Symposium Program December 5th In Long Island, New York
8. CVD expert calls for mandatory screening of 18 year-old Mexicans
9. Families Grateful for At-work Access to Youth Cardiac, Concussion Screenings
10. MediPoint: In-Vitro Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests - Current and Future Players
11. Living Heart Foundation's Dr. Archie Roberts Names Pro Player Health Alliance Screening Team Associate at HOPE Super Bowl Symposium December 5th In Long Island, New York
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... Springs, LA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 ... holiday across the United States usually celebrated throughout that ... recently though, those summer days now mark the start ... in crashes involving teen drivers. In 2012 nearly ... during the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day. ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... By Dennis Thompson ... -- Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect ... down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report. ... stressful events are linked to increased shortening of telomeres, the ... quickly cells age. "We found that over a one-year ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 The Law Offices of Michael ... of Hope, a non-profit organization providing grief camps for kids, ... anguish and suffering our clients experience from the death of ... support an organization like Stepping Stones of Hope, as they ... Stepping Stones of Hope also includes a monthly support group ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Merrick, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Summer is ... whether that means enjoying a hike, swimming in a pool or ... it’s time for fleas and ticks. The Puppy Store is here ... during the summer months. , It’s almost impossible to completely keep ... can take to minimize the chances of their pets coming into ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have made ... the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human ... years, experts have seen a steady rise in ... bacterial pathogens making the need for a ... what to target to prevent disease, and the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Narconon New Life Retreat Launches New Alcohol Prevention Program 2Health News:Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds 2Health News:Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds 3Health News:The Law Offices of Michael Cordova is Sponsoring Stepping Stones of Hope, a Non-Profit Organization Providing Grief Camps for Kids, Teens, Adults, and Families 2Health News:Protect Dogs From Fleas and Ticks During the Summer 2Health News:Researchers take steps toward development of a vaccine against tick-transmitted disease 2Health News:Researchers take steps toward development of a vaccine against tick-transmitted disease 3
... Oct. 16 Speaker Nancy Pelosi,Senate Majority Leader Harry ... Simon, Families USA, Easter Seals, and other advocates at ... to override the,President,s veto of the Children,s Health Insurance ... Pollack, to Families USA, to Easter Seals, and to ...
... DEXTER, Mich., Oct. 16 ReCellular, Inc., ... used wireless phones and,accessories, today announced it ... Cellular ( http://www.consumercellular.com ), one of,the nation,s ... to,collect wireless handsets for recycling from their ...
... PARK, N.J., Oct. 16 HLTH Corporation,(Nasdaq: HLTH ... for,the three months ended September 30, 2007 at approximately ... addition, as previously announced, HLTH Corporation,s 84% owned,subsidiary, WebMD ... will also,release their financial results for the three months ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Aspreva Pharmaceuticals,Corporation (NASDAQ: ASPV ; ... of approximately US $62 million for the third,quarter ... in the third quarter,of 2006. As previously ... Wednesday, October 31, 2007. The Company will hold ...
... an easy-to-swallow caplet., VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 16 ... Pro-Biotic Acidophilus, a combination of,five types of beneficial ... immune system with the good stuff from yogurt ... is growing public and scientific,interest in probiotics. Recent ...
... In the November 1st issue of G&D, Dr. Michael ... the gene Meis1 as a critical player in the ... MLL leukemia. , Mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) is a ... prevalent acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) by the presence of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pelosi: In 48 Hours, Congress Must Choose Between Meeting the Needs of America's Children or Not 2Health News:ReCellular Named Exclusive Cell Phone Recycling Partner for Consumer Cellular 2Health News:ReCellular Named Exclusive Cell Phone Recycling Partner for Consumer Cellular 3Health News:HLTH Corporation Announces Third Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call 2Health News:Aspreva Announces Preliminary Revenues for Third Quarter 2007 2Health News:Aspreva Announces Preliminary Revenues for Third Quarter 2007 3Health News:Aspreva Announces Preliminary Revenues for Third Quarter 2007 4Health News:Northwest Natural Products Introduces AccuFlora(R) 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 According to a ... Trauma Fixation Devices Market - Global Forecast, Market Share, ... global orthopedic trauma fixation devices market is estimated at ... grow at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2014 to ... billion in 2020. Browse the Orthopedic Trauma ...
(Date:7/29/2014)...  Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced the launch of its ... is part of a comprehensive rebranding effort by Werfen, the ... Boston, MA , in 1959, IL has been part ... companies in the group include Inova Diagnostics ( San ... Spain ).  Like IL, these three companies are focused ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets has ... Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... device is a medical device used to provide medication ... breathing and cannot achieve adequate oxygen levels to maintain ... asthma, COPD, and ARDS require the need of respiratory ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 9.3 Billion Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 2Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 9.3 Billion Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 3Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 9.3 Billion Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 4Instrumentation Laboratory Unveils New Corporate Brand 2Instrumentation Laboratory Unveils New Corporate Brand 3Global Respiratory Devices Market 2014-2018 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: